The ruined cemetery gate and front wall of Patnongon

Patnongon is an old Spanish settlement near the provincial capital of San Jose de Buenavista. Like its church and municipal building, the old structures of the cemetery like the gate and walls are in ruins. I have not come across data on when this cemetery was erected and who built it.

The ruins have been made from cut coral stone blocks clearly evident in the front wall along the road. Most of the top blocks have been dislodged or missing, exposing the rubble underneath. This line of wall also has niches for the dead.

At the center are two pillars where the gate is situated. I’m not sure though if this had an arch, like in Anini-y and Tobias Fornier (formerly Dao). The facade of this structure still had traces of the decorative columns with a small portion still covered in paletada.

Gate pillars as seen from the front

Gate pillars as seen from the front

Lateral view of one of the gate pillars

Lateral view of one of the gate pillars

Back view of the gate pillars

Back view of the gate pillars

Closer look at the front wall, notice the big cut coral stones

Closer look at the front wall, notice the big cut coral stones

Another view of the front wall

Another view of the front wall

The front wall (top and bottom) as seen across the road

The front wall (top and bottom) as seen across the road

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